ellie-is Deckling

Hi there!
My name is Ellie and I enjoy making decks that are fun to play with. I'll usually think of a gimmick and try to build something around that. I mostly play casual games -though I'm currently trying to make a couple of my decks competitive to see how fun that is.

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#1

And Crumbling Ashes as well. Both more than doubled in price after Amonkhet it seems.

June 25, 2017 8:43 a.m.

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#2

This is nice, but you should probably edit the title - as it's no longer $20. Blowfly Infestation's price went up by a lot and I think that's what made the price rise of the deck rise so much.

June 25, 2017 8:42 a.m.

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#3

Looks awesome! One question: since you have so much potential to draw cards (imagine how much you could be drawing after Black Sun's Zenith while the god is in play), wouldn't Reliquary Tower be a good idea?

June 25, 2017 7:45 a.m.

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#4

Hey there! Looks fun, but I think you have way too many 4xs that cost way too much mana - in most formats against a good deck you'd never even get to play them - even with accursed witch, as her herself is a pretty high mana creature. I'd remove most of the five and six mana cards or at least reduce them to 2xs at most.

I think Ghostly Prison would be really good here, and that perhaps instead of Pacifism, or in addition to it, you could have some kill spells to deal with the creatures that make it into play or for when the opponent is able to cast spells on you. Some good ones are Smother, Go for the Throat, Victim of the night and Tragic Slip.

Finally, it's worth adding that you have no wincon and that it's probably a good idea to think about how you're going to win the game after you've stopped your opponent from winning.

PS: Instead of Orzhov Guildgate, why not Temple of Silence? Most people would advise against using lands that enter tapped at all, but if you're using them, might as well get a scry out of it.

June 25, 2017 7:01 a.m.

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#5

Hi there! This is nice. You got a lot of mana generators, though, and Fauna Shaman, which lets you look for any creature, but the only big, high-mana threat you have is Vorapede. I'd suggest either getting rid of some mana generators, or add more high-mana creatures so you can fully take advantage of that mana/card tutor base.

June 16, 2017 5:50 p.m.

Love this! Tribal, strong, AND it doesn't cost a fortune! My kind of deck. +1!

June 11, 2017 8:42 p.m.

Both Wind Shear and Whiteout are illegal in Modern, haha.

I own Bow of Nylea, and it's nice, but I didn't get much use of it while I was testing it on this deck.

And finally... Second Harvest is a card I did not know existed and wow I do need to get my hands on a couple of those!! Thanks for showing that to me!! I did extensive research on token creators when I built this back in 2015, but some times the new cards slip right past us.

June 11, 2017 7:58 p.m.

@KingZamiel:

Hi, thanks! Your advice is nice and well meaning but I have reasons as to why I don't run most of the cards you've mentioned. Mostly it comes down to me trying to make this deck more competitive, and since most Modern decks are close to winning on turn 4-5, most slower cards can no longer be in this deck.

Mycoloth can be great, but it's also a fantastic way to lose all your saprolings to a single removal spell, or even a simple Vapor Snag. Verdeloth the Ancient is a really nice card as well, but at six mana it's a bit too slow - but I might consider running it again after I manage to get a set of Utopia Sprawls.

Natural State is chosen over Sundering Growth because in a fast paced game, that one mana can make a huge difference - and most Modern decks don't run enchantments and artifacts with a CMC above three. But I'll think about it, maybe it'd be a good change.

Growing Ranks is also a bit slow, and not as powerful as the other enchantments in the deck, so I decided not to use it - a single saproling per turn is not that impressive considering that initial mana investment. I do not have or can afford Doubling Season, but probably wouldn't use it anyway if I did, because once again, that one more mana compared to Parallel Lives makes it not worth it, and counters are not as important here as they might be in another deck.

I've thought about Essence Warden, but since she's not directly helping me create saprolings or win the game, I feel that the creature spot is better given to something else. Aetherflux Reservoir is neat and I might actually try to use it on another deck of mine, haha.

And finally, for flying - I don't have trouble attacking anyone with flying - the one problem I have is -defending- against them, since an army of nonflying blockers is still helpless against even a single flying opponent. But sadly Bower Passage does not help with that.

June 10, 2017 12:06 p.m.

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Finished Decks 13
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Playing since Magic 2013
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Favorite formats Modern, Casual
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